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The One That Got Away (1957)

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A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Franz Von Werra (as Hardy Kruger)
Colin Gordon ...
Army Interrogator
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R.A.F. Interrogator
Terence Alexander ...
R.A.F. Intelligence Officer
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Commandant, Grizedale
Andrew Faulds ...
Lieutenant, Grizedale
Julian Somers ...
Booking Clerk
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Duty Officer, Hucknall
Harry Lockart ...
German Prisoner
Robert Crewdson ...
German Prisoner
George Mikell ...
German Prisoner
George Roubicek ...
German Prisoner
John Van Eyssen ...
German Prisoner
Frederick Jaeger ...
German Prisoner
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German Prisoner
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Storyline

This is the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner of war to escape from imprisonment in Britain during the Second World War. Written by Patrick Dominick <p-dominick@adfa.oz.au>

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Plot Keywords:

escape | german | dossier | hero | bravado | See more »

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He was daring, defiant and determined to escape. See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Release Date:

2 December 1957 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Einer kam durch  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Hardy Kruger served in the German Army during WWII and was captured by the Americans. He managed to escape on his third attempt. See more »

Goofs

Whilst being driven to Station HQ at Hucknall he passes two aircraft on the flight line. The first is a DHC-1 Chipmunk which first flew in 1949, nine years after the film is set and four years after the end of WW2. See more »

Quotes

Commandant, Grizedale: Something's hatching. Prisoners always have complaints, as a matter of principle. When they haven't - then you watch.
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Crazy Credits

Closing Credits: Despite the efforts of the Canadian Government to obtain his return, and of the United States Authorities to hold him Von Werra crossed the border in to Mexico. Travelling by way of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Spain he reached Berlin on 18th April. 1941. On October 25th of the same year, while on patrol, his plane was seen to dive into the sea. NO trace of Von Werra was found. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Question of Faith (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Auf, auf zum fröhlichen Tagen
(uncredited)
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Great film! Kruger is brilliant
30 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

What a great little film this is, an quite unique. Hardy Kruger is wonderful in this role (even better than he was in Flight of the Phoenix)and the story is unusual and fast paced. The best part is this is a *true* story too so it's very intriguing to know this von Werra guy was really in the German army...he was hardly a conformist like we always think "Nazi" soldiers would be.


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